To Top

Determining Fair Market Value for Donations

How do I value clothing items I've donated throughout the year? I took pictures of each item for our records, but now I need to put a value to each item.


By Candace from Scottsdale, AZ


Determining Fair Market Value for Donations

Read the Archives at the bottom of this page entitled:
Request: Determining Fair market Value for Donations (12/02/2009)


Determining Fair Market Value for Donations

To my knowledge you do not get to determine the value of the items, the place you take them to does.
Our non-profit is only allowed to give a receipt for the amount we will make off of it. Example: your 30.00 shirt resales here for 2.00 and that 2.00 is all the more write off we can give. (12/03/2009)

By Dedeswrkshop

Determining Fair Market Value for Donations

Here's what I do: go to, and search for the item that you're donating. This site has a tool that lets you see what the going market rate is for the item, on auction websites. This is a great baseline to work from, because online auctions are the only national, "true" supply and demand market. If the price is too high, no one buys. You get a clear picture of what the market will bear, on used items. Good luck, and good for you, for donating. (12/05/2009)


By leopardstripes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Woman with a box labeled Donation Clothes
Determining Fair Market Value of Donations
March 26, 2010
Photo of organic vegetables from a farmers market.
Shopping at a Farmers Market
Large Outdoor Blue Goodwill Sign
Organizing Goodwill Donations
Determining the Value of Silver Jewelry
Determining the Value of Silver Jewelry
Sending Donations to Troops
Sending Donations to Troops
Birthday Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/09/20 06:17:17 in 400 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!